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flatworm

 [flat´werm]
an individual organism of the phylum platyhelminthes; those parasitic in humans include tapeworms and flukes. Called also platyhelminth.
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flat·worm

(flat'wŏrm),
A member of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including the parasitic tapeworms and flukes.
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flatworm

(flăt′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various parasitic and nonparasitic worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, such as a tapeworm or a planarian, characteristically having a soft, flat, bilaterally symmetrical body and no body cavity. Also called platyhelminth.
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flat·worm

(flat'wŏrm)
A member of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including the parasitic tapeworms and flukes.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

flatworm

see PLATYHELMINTH.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005